The village of Algiren was founded by a pair of Ko-Matoran as a place where beings of all species could come to escape the worries of the world for a few days or weeks at a time, a resort of sorts. It has had a mostly peaceful existance since its inception, until the rouge Makuta Zerrek and the Nui-Matoran Raeser took shelter there. The village has largely rebuilt from the Rahkshi attack that followed the pair's arrival and has resumed its services. Some time after this, two Toa of Algiren, Tsonclad and Taiyu left the village to travel together.
The buildings of Algiren are made largely out of carved ice. There is an infirmary and a dining hall that is shared by the inhabitants and visitors at mealtimes. The streets are set in a largely grid-like design, and at many of the intersections, there are fountians made of ice.
The village of Algiren is run largely by Matoran, mostly of the Water, Earth, and Ice tribes, though there are some of other tribes. For example, the village's master chef is of the Air Tribe.
The population of Algiren is constantly changing. At times, there may only be Matoran there, while at other times, more than a dozen species may take up residence there.